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Points Based System

We unravel the complexities of immigration regulations, simplifying processes and focusing on solutions, every time.

"Very good response times, excellent acument and knowledge, and realistic advice" - Legal 500

In 2008 the UK government launched a Points Based System ("PBS") for the control of entry to the UK for foreign nationals wishing to invest, set up a business, take employment (whether temporary or permanent) or study in the UK.

The scheme was designed across five tiers with the aim of being transparent, objective and easy to use. Ten years later, PBS has developed into a highly-complex and intricate network of rules, criteria, policy and processes.

We convert these complex government rules and processes into streamlined advice and assistance, providing our clients with confidence and peace of mind.

The schemes are full of pitfalls for institutional and individual users and the consequences of making a false step are burdensome and expensive.

Our team has extensive experience in all aspects of PBS and we will guide applicants and sponsors through every step of the process through to entry to the UK and long-term compliance and residence.

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Further Adjustments to UK Immigration Criteria

Tier 2 Sponsors and Tier 2 Sponsored Workers Salary reduction for Tier 2 sponsored workers In circumstances where a business cannot pay the salaries of sponsored workers because of a reduction in trading, the salary of sponsored migrants can be reduced to 80% of their salary or £2,500 per month, whichever is the lower. This…

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Legal Right to Work Checks

The Home Office has issued new guidance on Legal Right To Work (LRTW) checks in light of COVID-19. The key points are that as of 30 March 2020 the following temporary changes have been made: Checks can now be carried out over video calls Job applicants and existing workers can send scanned documents or a…

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COVID-19

The UK Home Office has issued further guidance in respect of immigration provisions for UK migrants both inside and outside of the UK, in light of COVID-19. Migrants currently in the UK Visas expiring between 24 January 2020 – 31 May 2020 Individuals who are in the UK legally and whose UK visa is due…

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